I recently upgraded to FontCreator 12 and am struggling to develop an efficient workflow for accented characters. Here are my two options right now:
I can edit CompositeData.xml to:
- align most accents to the center of the base glyph
- apply a left or right offset to grave and acute based on a percentage width of the accent
The work would be limited to the setting the attachment points on the base glyphs and the combining accents for top and bottom on most glyphs, cedilla and comma accent / ogonek for others. Complete Composites would be limited to "Anchor Based".
It would have to be repeated for every font, or the glyphs would have to be dropped onto the fixed anchors and bearings set accordingly. Minimal follow up work is expected.
Under this approach, I would make minimal edits to CompleteComposites.xml, run Complete Composites from Composite Data, review the results, and then add anchors to Base and combining diacritics only as necessary.
Which method works fastest? Which one are you using? Do you have an even better method?